Marriott International closed 2019 with record growth, adding 10,000 rooms to its pipeline across 15 brands in the Caribbean and Latin America. The figures mark the company’s fourth consecutive year of record expansion in the region.
In this position, Jim Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s information technology and digital strategies.
Aloft Hotels has welcomed the opening of Aloft San Juan, the first hotel from the brand in the Caribbean. By mixing art, technology and music, Aloft San Juan introduces a new social scene with a fresh approach that differentiates itself from the traditional hotel offering.
Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport has opened. Taking cues from the brand’s mid-century design aesthetic, the top-to-bottom conversion of the property brings to life Le Méridien’s distinctive French heritage.
Rising an impressive 39 floors at 430 feet high, the brand’s first hotel in Chelsea is crowned with one of the highest rooftop pools in the city, offering unparalleled 360-degree views.
Previously occupying three inter-connected buildings with 1,008 rooms, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Centre has been divided to allow for a 779-room Sheraton hotel and a 233-room Marriott hotel.
Neal Jones began his career at Marriott International in London over 20 years ago and has most recently served as chief sales and marketing officer for Middle East and Africa based in Dubai.
Marriott has signed an agreement to open a St. Regis in the new administrative capital of Egypt, just outside of Cairo. From the second quarter of this year, the St. Regis Almasa is expected to occupy an existing luxury hotel at the entrance of the city.
During 2019, the company added 516 properties with more than 78,000 rooms in 60 countries and territories – an average of one new property every 17 hours.
Marriott International has announced the opening of the first Residence Inn in Panama City. Located in the Pacific Centre Punta Paitilla, the Residence Inn Panama City was designed to capture the vibrant culture and history of Panama.
Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa has reopened following a full-scale, €30 million renovation of the property. Located in beautiful Balluta Bay in the cosmopolitan town of St Julian’s, the 301-room hotel reflects the brand’s signature design aesthetic of clean, contemporary spaces.